The government has taken initiatives to introduce labour insurance and build hospitals for welfare of the workers.
State Minister for Labour and Employment Mujibul Haque Chunnu made the disclosure while speaking at a seminar on labour rights at Dhaka Reporters' Unity on Thursday.
He said: "We have taken steps to introduce group insurance for workers and their family members. I am hopeful to launch the insurance programme in full phase by 2016."
The junior minister said the government has taken initiatives to build a 20-storey hospital beside the main street in Tejgaon for workers and another hospital in Cashara in Narayanganj for the garments workers.